Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatrewhatson

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th April

Ballet Central

 

With a chance to see the rising stars in dance theatre, Ballet Central showcases the best in international dance.

 

Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, these young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers perform a mixed bill featuring works by world-renowned choreographers.

Matthew Bourne of New Adventures honours us with the Fairies Prologue from his gothic-reworking of Sleeping Beauty and we are thrilled to announce that, for the first time, Ballet Central will present an excerpt from Far by multi award-winning choreographer and director Wayne McGregor.

After the success of last year's Romeo & Juliet, choreographer Jenna Lee returns to Ballet Central with her brand new creation Black Swan, a dark twist on the iconic classic.

To celebrate the life and work of Kenneth MacMillan we introduce an excerpt from his rarely-seen 1983 ballet Valley of Shadows inspired by Georgio Bassani's haunting novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.

To close this year's performance Christopher Marney will revive scenes from Christopher Gable's Cinderella on the 25th anniversary of its creation. Set to an acclaimed score by Ballet Central's resident composer Philip Feeney, this is a timeless version of a much-loved fairy tale.

 

"Commitment and understanding in abundance" Dance Europe 2017

 

Thursday 26th April

Mike Doyle

 

St. David's Day celebration. Postponed from 1 March.

 

Come and join Mike Doyle and his fabulous live band for a sensational evening of his unique brand of comedy and music, guaranteed to delight and entertain in equal measure. Since appearing on the final of Bob says Opportunity Knocks in 1988, Mike has forged a career on stage and television including starring roles in the West End, three of his own entertainment series for the BBC and to date 24 pantomimes, alongside over 25 years of headlining cruise line performances on some of the World's largest cruiselines.

 

Friday 27th April

Count Arthur Strong

 

Alive and Unplugged. 14+.

 

Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossasus (check that) takes us back on a journey through his early career. Using the latest technology and all that (I presume we've got a projector?) he will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us (you) through the highlights of his glittering tv career, with many of his trademark stories we've come to love him for. If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it's this and bring someone with you. You won't be disappointed by him (me).

 

'Just gets funnier and funnier' - The Guardian

'...left me light headed with delight' - The Guardian

'...never needed to resort to toilet humour or swearing to maintain one and a half hours of pure hilarity' - Manchester Evening News.

'A relentless blast of comic surprises' - The Times

'Laugh-out-loud absurdity, subtly slapstick in both word and deed, from this perfectly-realised fool.' - Chortle

'There are more sublimely ridiculous moments in this latest show by Steve Delaney's dilapidated old variety veteran than in any other comedy show I've seen this year.' - The Times

 

Saturday 28th April

Paul Hopkins The Traveling Wilburys Experience

 

The 'Traveling Wilburys Experience' will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys, with expert narrative and Big Screen Action!

 

This 30th Anniversary Special is absolutely unmissable. Featuring tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan. All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are in the show, Handle with Care, End of the Line and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic Lookalike-Sound-alike's to this famous Supergroup, enabling the show to explore the Solo Hits of the band. Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes the Sun, and Runnin Down a Dream are just a few of the Million-Selling hits you'll hear throughout the show. This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to give you a night to remember.

 

 

Grand Theatre Arts Wings (10mins walk from our B&B) 

 

Wednesday 25th April

Comedy Club

 

Swansea Grand Theatre hosts a regular Comedy Club, featuring some of the best acts on the circuit.

To Join the Comedy Club e-mail list to receive regular updates on Comedy Club and other comedy events happening at Swansea Grand Theatre please send an email stating in the title bar - JOIN COMEDY MAILING LIST to swansea.grandmarketing@swansea.gov.uk

Here are just a Sample of some of the comedian's we have had at the club over the past 10 year's. Jason Manford, Tim Vine, Marcus Brigstock, Rhod Gilbert, Nick Revell, Sarah Millican, Rob Deering, Brendan Burns, Noel James, Tom Rosenthal, Silky, Nick Coppin, Juliet Meyers, Simon Brodkin aka Lee Nelson, Earl Okin, Jon Richardson, Wes Packer, Al Pitcher, Howard Read, Josh Howie, Andrew Lawrence, Alex Horne, Russell Kane, Ian Cognito, Chris Corcoran, Wil Hodson and who remembers Chris Lynam!!! (www.chrislynam.net once seen, never forgotten!)

 

Saturday 28th April

Lunchtime Theatre - Tonight's Performance Begins In...

 

By Sarah Bridgeman

 

Performed by Fluellen Theatre company

12.30

 

 

Elsewhere in Swansea

 

 

 

Saturday and Sunday, 21st & 22nd April

Band Cymru: Ffeinal Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018 Final

Great Hall, Swansea University, Bay Campus - 10mins drive from our Bed and breakfast

 

A weekend of dazzling performances with the Great Hall staging the best of brass, wind and jazz bands in Wales.

 

A stunning display of talented youth musicians with performances from Band Jazz Tryfan, Cardiff and Vale Music Service Jazz Orchestra, Torfaen Youth Big Band and the Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band.

 

FREE  - available by telephoning 029 2022 3456 bandcymru@rondomedia.co.uk

 

 

Monday 23rd April

All the Money in the World

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our bed and breakfast

 

Dir Ridley Scott

 

USA 2017 2hr 13mins

 

Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg

 

All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

 

BAFTA nominee

 

“Ridley Scott gives us a very entertaining parable about money and what it can’t buy.” The Guardian

 

Tuesday 24th April

Hardships of Being Human

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea university - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

Festival of Mental Health

 

A celebration of the hardships and difficulties of being human.

 

The day aims to make space to explore mental health through speakers, workshops, film, art and poetry. One in three of us will experience a mental health issue.

 

This festival is open to all: students, people with personal experience of mental distress, practitioners, artists, tutors, clinicians, frontline workers.

 

TO BOOK PLEASE VISIT :

https://www.fatsoma.com/campus-life/depof6qc/hardships-of-being-human-a-festival-of-mental-he

 

Tuesday 24th April

Cézanne - Portraits of a Life

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Dir: Phil Grabsky

 

UK 2018 Documentary  1 hr 25mins

 

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. One can't appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d'Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

 

Thursday 26th April

NDCW - Watch Dance Class

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our bed and breakfast

 

National Dance Company Wales open the doors to Company class with Watch Dance Class.

 

You can observe, sketch, record and photograph the ballet or contemporary class on stage, giving you a unique glimpse into how NDCWales dancers prepare just hours before a show.

 

Perfect for dance students, artists, photographers and anyone interested in peeking behind the scenes. Expand your portfolio, practice drawing from movement or just observe with interest.

 

Watch Dance Class is free to attend but please book a space in advance.

 

12.45

FREE

 

Thursday 26th April

NDCWales Terra Firma

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Terra Firma tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities;

 

Folk is a vintage fairy-tale, set in a rich fantastical world under the boughs of an upside-down tree, as darkly whimsical as it is enchanting.

 

Tundra is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from Russian folk dance and revolution.

 

Atalaÿ is a watch tower from which far off lands can be seen from four points; a contagious dance influenced by the warmth of the Mediterranean

 

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April

German Beer Festival

Museum Park (by the Waterfront Museum) - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

Who says that size isn't everything?

 

Last year, Swansea welcomed its "biggest ever" beer garden to Museum Park as part of German Bierfest Swansea.

 

This year, the celebration will return for another long weekend - and it will be even bigger.

 

Taking place over three days in April, the beer and bratwurst party will be held inside a German village, complete with steins, schnitzels and lederhosen.

 

It will be open for three days:

 

• Friday, April 27, noon - 11pm

 

• Saturday, April 28, 11am - 11pm

 

• Sunday, April 29, 12.30pm - 7.30pm

 

Museum Park will be transformed into a German village for the occasion, lined with wooden huts selling all manner of German goodies.

 

The Biergarden will be the festival's outdoor drinking area, where three varieties of handmade German beers will be served up.

 

The Bavarian FestTent will be the place to be in the evening. Lined with long rows of traditional benches, the steins and schnitzel will be served by waiters in lederhosen and dirndl, while a DJ fills the dance floor with German tunes.

 

The beers on offer will be Bavarian wheat beer, Bavarian "Festbier," and Bavarian craft beer.

 

General admission to the German village and Biergarden is free, just turn up and enjoy the event.

 

But tickets are needed for the Festtent, the main beer tent, with three different price options available:

 

• £5-6 Limited special: Includes a guaranteed seat in the Biergarden, and a reserved seat in the FestTent.

 

• £25-30 Bier ticket: Includes a guaranteed reserved seat in the FestTent, one stein of FestBier, and a German food plate.

 

• £35-40 VIP ticket: Includes priority VIP entrance and a guaranteed reserved seat in the VIP area of the FestTent with one glass of Schlumberger sekt, two steins of bier, a German food plate, and an underberg (digestif).

 

Friday 27th April

National Dance Company Wales: Discover Dance

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

Discover Dance is the perfect introduction to dance for families and schools. It is a relaxed and engaging experience for all (no previous dance experience necessary). Learn some moves from your seats or on stage with the Company dancers. You can also watch a short performance as well as asking the dancers anything you like about dancing and the life of a dancer.

 

You can book online below or contact box office on 01792 602060 for more details.

 

School groups, please contact box office to make your reservation.

 

Please note bookings must be made in advance.

 

Duration: 1hr 30mins

 

Friday 27th April

NDCWales Terra Firma

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Terra Firma tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities;

 

Folk is a vintage fairy-tale, set in a rich fantastical world under the boughs of an upside-down tree, as darkly whimsical as it is enchanting.

 

Tundra is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from Russian folk dance and revolution.

 

Atalaÿ is a watch tower from which far off lands can be seen from four points; a contagious dance influenced by the warmth of the Mediterranean

 

Saturday/Sunday 28th & 29th April

Jamborî!

Volcano theatre, high Street - 25mins walk from our hotel

 

Family Fun on the High Street!

 

A weekend festival for all the family – packed with fun and creative things to do, see and discover.

 

Including…

 

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH FAMILY RAVE

We believe everyone has the right to a good time – so big fish, grab your little fish and see you on the dancefloor!

 

KID CARPET’S SUPER MEGA ROCKIN’ ROCK SHOW

Play ping pong, help catch a lost sandwich in space and take part in a grand dance contest. Kid Carpet will teach you how to rock out at a rock show, and fly like a golden eagle.

 

A STRANGE NEW SPACE

Join Amira on her voyage across continents and into space, in this wordless show with original music, and stunning puppetry. A show by Tessa Bide

 

DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME

What it says on the tin! Drag Queens read stories. Fun, inclusive and glamorous.

 

PLUS

Loads of FREE activities including Movement and dance taster workshops with Volcano Theatre; Storyopolis events; TechHub and Sew Swansea workshops and more!

 

Saturday 28th April

Softday - NAWR ANOIS

The concerts will take place in the historic BBC Building in Swansea Studios at UWTSD, SA1 5DT.  - a short drive from our guesthouse

 

NAWR ANOIS is a series of 7 concerts, from February to July, that showcases the diverse music of contemporary Irish, Welsh and international artists, in the historic BBC Building in Swansea Studios UWTSD. Tickets £8/£5

 

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Monday 30th April

Loveless 

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea university - 25mins walk or short drive from our hotel

 

Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev

 

Russia 2018 2hr 7mins

 

Maryana Spivak, Alexei Rozin, Matvey Novikov

 

In Loveless, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.

 

Saturday/Sunday, 25th & 26th May

BBC1 Biggest Weekend

Singleton Park - 20mins walk from our B&B

 

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran will headline a huge new festival taking place in Swansea in 2018. 

 

The BBC announced the massive music festival this morning.

 

Breaking the news on his Radio 1 breakfast show, Nick Grimshaw revealed that Swansea would be hosting the new event, called BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend.

 

Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, two of the biggest acts in the world, will be performing.

 

Sheeran is also playing four dates at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in June .

 

Swansea's two-day music event will take place in Singleton Park on the last weekend in May - that's Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 .

 

Ed Sheeran will headline on Saturday with Taylor Swift topping the bill on Sunday. People living in Swansea will get priority when it comes to buying tickets. There will be 26,000 tickets allocated to the Swansea event.

 

We're delighted to announce that Craig David, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Niall Horan, J Hus and James Bay have joined the lineup!

 

Performing alongside Ed Sheeran on Saturday will be Sam Smith, George Ezra, Liam Payne, Sigrid and Mabel.

 

The new acts appearing with headliner Taylor Swift on the Sunday are Camila Cabello, Stefflon Don, Rita Ora and 30 Seconds to Mars.

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd June

The Killers

Liberty Stadium - 10mins drive or a 25mins bus ride from our B&B

 

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. (drums, percussion) would complete the current lineup of the band in 2002. The band's name is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band, portrayed in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".

 

The band has released five chart topping studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008), Battle Born (2012) and Wonderful Wonderful (2017). They have also released a B-sides and rarities compilation, Sawdust (2007); a live album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009); a greatest hits album Direct Hits (2013); and a Christmas compilation Don't Waste Your Wishes (2016).

 

The Killers are seen as one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, and the most successful rock band to ever emerge from the state of Nevada, having sold an estimated 22 million records worldwide. They have also achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium.

 

Saturday 7th July

LITTLE MIX

Liberty Stadium - 10mins drive or a 25mins bus ride from our Bed and breakfast

 

THE LIBERTY STADIUM WILL PLAY HOST TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST GIRL BAND, LITTLE MIX, IN JULY AS PART OF THEIR ‘SUMMER HITS TOUR 2018'.

The band will visit Swansea on Saturday, July 7.

 

The show will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including 'Touch', ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and 'Wings'.

 

Little Mix have just released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album 'Glory Days'. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK album chart, surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest-reigning girl group No. 1 album since the Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago.

 

They have continued their sensational run of hit singles in 2017 with smashes such as 'Touch', 'No More Sad Songs', 'Power' and 'Reggaeton Lento (Remix)'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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